I am a professionally trained and certified Life Coach with personal experience overcoming cancer as a mom in my mid-30’s. After a diagnosis in 2014 I began blogging as a way to communicate with my family and friends, but it soon became much more than that. Writing was my lifeboat and connection with the outside world while immune compromised and healing from surgery.
Now I’m using my personal and professional experiences and living my dream of supporting others as a Healing Hope Cancer Coach. I help my clients understand their options, develop the best care team and a supportive network. Together we unpack the experience of having a cancer diagnosis, processing the emotional impact of a cancer. I offer stress reduction techniques to help manage fear and uncertainty, and coaching to support healing on all dimensions. After treatment ends, I help people find their personal roadmap through the pain and uncertainty, to a life fueled by clarity, personal strength and a connection to their unique life purpose. From diagnosis, through treatment and recovery, no one should go it alone!
I draw upon 10+ years of work immersed in holistic health and wellness. I was born and raised in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York and live there still with my husband and son. My survivorship blog Melissashealinghope.com chronicles my healing journey. You can learn more about my work as a coach at MelissaEppardCoaching.com.
Here are some things my clients have shared about our sessions together…
“I came to a point in my life that I felt useless. I had to start over for the third time after surgery. Melissa had sent me an email for a free consultation and I thought why not. She helped push me to see what I wanted and how to pursue it. I was able to realize a dream and put together a festival that celebrated creativity and community. I feel more confident than I ever have and I now know I am capable of much more. This lady is great and I have a better life because of her help!” -A.B.
“Life often deals us with situations that leave us wondering how can we get past them. We all have these moments because we are humans. I recently went through a very challenging experience that left me feeling very sad. Melissa offered to coach me and in a very short period of time, 45 minutes, I was restored to feeling great and back in control of my feelings, instead of my feelings controlling me.
She helped me to access my inner wisdom through intuition, imagery and getting me to feel my feelings. Through her exercises I was able to regain my perspective of who I am and this helped me to regain my perspective.
I would recommend Melissa’s coaching to anyone who needs to reconnect with themselves to find healing. We all need help in a complicated world. Melissa is a gifted facilitator and I highly recommend her to you all. Together we find healing.”
“Working with Melissa has been transformative. Her coaching helped me creatively, mentally, and spiritually. She supported me in getting clear on what I wanted to create, and then helped me to complete it in a timely manner with concrete results. Melissa is warm, intelligent, wise, and intuitive. She is a beautiful person and I am grateful for her support and partnership as I create and achieve my goals and vision!” -N.M.
“Since I began coaching sessions with Melissa, I’ve revealed untapped potential in living many different dimensions of my life. I’ve got plans and self-accountability to make positive changes and communicate to others and remind myself what I need and want from life.” -L.D.
“I really enjoy my coaching sessions with Melissa. This is what I want. The insight and feedback are just want I need. She has great intuition!” -V.E.
“Working with Melissa felt very conversational. I already trusted her right off the bat. At no point did I feel like I was being judged. It was so productive for me. I felt like I could walk away with a plan, with actionable steps. I also felt very unwound where before I didn’t even know I was wound up and tense. It’s sort of like ripping off the band aid.” -E.M.